Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 15:26:00 -0400

From: "David A. Johns" djohns[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AFN.ORG

Subject: Re: "took a shine to"

At 10:24 AM 5/25/96 -0500, you wrote:

he "took a shine to exercising". I've only heard this once before in my

life. Any idea how this came about, and what it really means?

I don't know where it came from, but I've heard it all my life as an

expression meaning to like something immediately.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

I've heard it all my life, and I grew up in New England. But it doesn't

sound quite right applied to an activity; I think I would use it only of

people. I also seem to have a sense that the "shine" was unexpected, as in

an adult taking a shine to an unruly child.

David Johns

Waycross College

Waycross, GA